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Louisville Agrees to Pay Breonna Taylor’s Family $12 Million, Enact Police Reforms

Louisville, Kentucky agreed to pay the family of Breonna Taylor a $12 million settlement and enact a series of reforms as part of the largest police misconduct payout in the city’s history after officers shot and killed the unarmed Black …

Lawsuit: Tennessee City Violated Civil Rights in Disbanding Police Department

A Tennessee city is accused of violating the civil rights of its police department when it abruptly disbanded the agency last month. The Tennessean reports Ridgetop police chief Bryan Morris and the department’s four former officers filed the federal lawsuit …

Trial Over Oklahoma Jail Inmate’s Death Ends in $10M Jury Verdict

An attorney for the estate of a man who was naked and paralyzed when he died in a cell in the Tulsa County (Oklahoma) Jail’s medical unit hailed a jury’s $10.25 million verdict in a federal civil rights trial. The …

Massachusetts Town Settles with Family of Man Killed by Police for $3.75M

The town of Framingham, Mass., has reached a $3.75 million settlement with the family of a grandfather accidentally shot and killed by police during a 2011 drug raid. The town announced Wednesday that the settlement with the family of 68-year-old …

Family of Muslim Teen Arrested over Clock Sues Texas School Officials

The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school has filed a federal lawsuit against Texas school officials and others, saying they violated the 14-year-old boy’s civil rights. The lawsuit was filed on …

Jury Awards $23M to Unarmed Man Shot by Florida Cop

A federal jury awarded $23.1 million on Wednesday to a 22-year-old black man who was unarmed when he was shot and paralyzed by a sheriff’s deputy, but Florida lawmakers will have to approve any award above $200,000. The six-woman, two-man …

Ohio’s Kent State to Pay $145K in Student Housing Discrimination Suit

The Justice Department announced that Ohio’s Kent State University (KSU) has agreed to pay $145,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the university had maintained a policy of not allowing students with psychological disabilities to keep emotional support …

Florida City Officials Deny Allegations over Spring Break Ordinance

Officials in Florida’s Panhandle are disputing allegations in a lawsuit claiming that racial bias was behind new ordinances designed to curb spring break mayhem. Panama City Beach Mayor Gayle Oberst told The News Herald that she’s comfortable that the city …

Florida Beach City Businesses Say Spring Break Ban Violates Civil Rights

Several Panama City Beach, Fla., nightclub owners argue in a lawsuit filed Oct. 30 that local officials violated their rights and showed racial bias when they approved a series of new ordinances designed to curb spring break mayhem. The club …

Alabama Police, City Sued by Tourist Visiting from India After Assault

A man from India who was slammed to the ground by a police officer had been singled out by police after a caller said a “skinny black guy” with a toboggan hat was walking in the neighborhood and peering into …